Exam 70-647 - Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

Exam 70-647 - Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

Overview


Language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2008
Type: Proctored Exam

Audience Profile

The enterprise administrator is responsible for the overall Windows Server 2008 R2 environment and architecture. The enterprise administrator translates business goals into technology decisions and designs mid-range to long-term strategies. Enterprise administrators also make key decisions and recommendations about the following:

  • Network infrastructure
  • Directory services, identity management, and authentication
  • Security policies
  • Business continuity (disaster recovery, personell, equipment, and data)
  • Design of IT administrative structure (delegation models)
  • Best practices, standards, and service level agreements (SLAs)

The enterprise administrator is responsible for infrastructure design and global configuration changes. The enterprise administrator's job role involves 20 percent operations, 60 percent engineering, and 20 percent support tasks.

Credit Toward Certification

Exam 70-647: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

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Skills Measured


Planning network and application services (23%)
  • Plan for name resolution and IP addressing.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: internal and external naming strategy, naming resolution support for legacy clients, naming resolution for directory services, IP addressing scheme, TCP/IP version coexistence
  • Design for network access.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: network access policies, remote access strategy, perimeter networks, server and domain isolation
  • Plan for application delivery.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: application virtualization, presentation virtualization, locally installed software, Web-based applications
  • Plan for Remote Desktop Services.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: Terminal Services licensing, Remote Desktop Services infrastructure
Designing core identity and access management components (25%)
  • Design Active Directory forests and domains.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: forest structure, forest and domain functional levels, intra-organizational authorization and authentication, schema modifications
  • Design the Active Directory physical topology.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: placement of servers, site and replication topology, printer location policies
  • Design the Active Directory administrative model.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: delegation, group strategy, compliance auditing, group administration, organizational structure
  • Design the enterprise-level group policy strategy.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: group policy hierarchy and scope filtering, control device installation, authentication and authorization
Designing support identity and access management components (29%)
  • Plan for domain or forest migration, upgrade, and restructuring.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: cross-forest authentication, backward compatibility, object migration, migration planning, implementation planning, environment preparation
  • Design the branch office deployment.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: authentication strategy, server security
  • Design and implement public key infrastructure.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: certificate services, PKI operations and maintenance, certificate life cycle management
  • Plan for interoperability.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: inter-organizational authorization and authentication, application authentication interoperability, cross-platform interoperability
Designing for business continuity and data availability (23%)
  • Plan for business continuity.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: service availability, directory service recovery
  • Design for software updates and compliance management. May include but is not limited to: patch management and patch management compliance, Microsoft Update and Windows Update, security baselines, system health models
  • Design the operating system virtualization strategy.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: server consolidation, application compatibility, virtualization management, placement of servers
  • Design for data management and data access.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: data security, data accessibility and redundancy, data collaboration

Preparation Materials


Learning Plans and Classroom Training Books Practice Tests Microsoft Online Resources
  • Windows Server 2008 - Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification
  • Product information: Visit the Windows Server 2008 Web site for a detailed production information.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.

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